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United Kingdom: “We are working with our allies to respond to the chemical attack in Douma”

TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/04/09 13:52

Turkey - SMART

On Monday, the British Foreign Ministry said that Britain is working with its working with its allies to agree on a joint response regarding the chemical attack in the city of Douma, 14 kilometers east of Damascus.

A spokesman for the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that the U.K. would consider all "available" options if the use of chemical weapons is confirmed. He pointed out that the U.K. had not participated in any air strike on the Syrian airbase.

The Foreign Ministry also said in a statement that the minister stressed the need to investigate the chemical attack on Douma. In addition to ensuring a "strong international response," The Foreign Ministry pointed out that the U.K. and France Tagreed that "the meeting of the Security Council will remain an important step in determining the international response and put many options on the table," according to the agency "Reuters."

On Saturday evening, the Syrian government warplanes launched a toxic gas attack on the city of Douma, killing dozens of civilians while wounding hundreds of with suffocation, according to activists and medical sources. Most local and international bodies condemned the attack. France also called for an immediate Security Council meeting. The British mission to the United Nations expected the meeting to be held on Monday.

The British Foreign Secretary said that the U.K. is in contact with its allies and the users of the chemical weapons must be held accountable, The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bakr Bozdag, directly accused the Syrian government of committing the massacre in Douma and called on the international community to respond.